The gorgeous flower buds of the sedum plant. A butterfly favourite when in bloom, this shot shows the tightly knotted flower bracts before they open into their full starry pink beauty.
Sedum is one of my favourite flowering plants of the late summer and autumn. They flower for such a long period of time; right up until the first frosts usually. A bee and butterfly watching bonus! It was a plant I treasured in my garden when I lived in England, as at this time of year you really feel the bee and butterfly spotting opportunities slipping away as the days get shorter and colder.
Also known as the ice plant, I thought the iced minty colours were perfect for this week’s one word photo challenge: mint!